Photographer : Rémi Ochlick
Location : La Pulperie de Chicoutimi – Musée régional
Photojournalist Rémi Ochlik was killed on February 22nd, 2012, during a bombing raid of the Syrian opposition quarters in Homs. Just a few days before his death, he was recognized by the World Press Photo Awards 2012 for his earlier work in Libya.
Rémi Ochlik was only 28 years old when he died but already had an established career as a photojournalist specializing in the coverage of world conflicts. He spent 2011 covering the “Arab Spring” uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
“2011 was an exceptional year. Each country that I visited had a unique view of the regimes under which they lived but the hope, drive and slogans expressed by the people were the same. The people were animated by a sense of enough-is-enough and I, being there, got to experience history in the making.” said M. Ochlik at the time.
In collaboration with “Visa pour l’image’, Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, International Meeting of Photojournalism, presents an important retrospective of Rémi Ochlik’s work.
Rémi Ochlick 1983-2012